Borough President Vito Fossella and Councilmember David Carr have announced an allocation of $13.7 million to New Dorp High School to renovate the softball and baseball fields on the campus.
The fields are expected to receive new turf on both fields, new drainage, new bleachers and other necessary upgrades.
NDHS Principal Seth Schoenfeld, former Principal Deirdre DeAngelis, and members of the NDHS athletic community had been advocating for this project to become a priority. Borough President Fossella and Councilmember Carr set to work in this year’s budget negotiations to ensure that this need was met.
Borough President Fossella asked Mayor Eric Adams for funding to support this project and the Mayor allocated $9 million in his latest budget. Councilmember David Carr asked City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams for funds and she was able to grant $2.5 million for the project. The Borough President's office allocated $2.2 million from his budget. The project is expected to be in its design phase by the end of the year.
“While academics are important, it is crucial that athletic and other extracurricular activities are available," said Borough President Fossella. "New Dorp High School has a rich history and tradition on Staten Island, especially its baseball and softball teams. We want to continue that tradition by building these new state-of-the-art athletic fields. Thousands of students will benefit from these needed fields. We applaud Mayor Adams’ commitment to our schoolchildren and school athletes. We appreciate this level of support that will have a lasting impact on students and staff. I want to thank Mayor Adams, Speaker Adams, and Councilmember Carr for their support of this project.”